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another steering hole taper question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mpascino, Oct 17, 2001.

  1. mpascino

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    OKay I just ordered the Snap on tapered reamer, Part #R121
    1/2"-1" Taper. This should be about a 7 degree overall taper. I thought that all of the steering componets used on the chevy's had the same taper. After reading the Cross over section on off-road design it say the drag link ends and the tie-road ends are different!? Did I just waist $60? I tried fiting a tie rod end into my old steering arm and it seem to fit fine. Anyone have any info?
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    There are different tapers, but from what I've seen, most all (domestic) tie rod ends use the 1-in-8 taper rate. You're okay with the Chevy stuff, at least. The drag links are different - different size - same taper. Just have to change how deep you use the taper.

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  4. mpascino

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    Thanks a lot, I don't feel so bad anymore!
    Mike

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    You are fine. The only difference on the rod ends is the left and right hand threads. The 7degree reamer is a very common taper. I just had my Machinist build a steering block for my crossover, he bought the same reamer.

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    Hey Mudzer,

    Is that 7 deg. taper just one side, so it would be a 14 deg included taper or is it a 7 deg. included which would be 3.5 deg. per side? I think it is probably a 14 included angle but I just wanted to know for sure. Do you think you could ask your machinist for me? Thanks.

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    Wow $60 for a SnapOn Remer! I bought mine rather recently for $37. If this was through your dealer check <a target="_blank" href=http://snapon.com>snapon.com</a>for better pricing

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